Aric Almirola wins Coke Zero 400, full Sprint Cup results from Daytona

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On Sunday afternoon Aric Almirola won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Almirola driving the iconic No. 43 Ford Fusion of Richard Petty Motorsports was helped by mother nature in winning his first Sprint Cup Series race.

The 400 mile Coke Zero 400 was scheduled to run Saturday night under the lights but rain forced the race to be postponed until Sunday. David Gilliland led the field to 43 to green but on lap six the first caution came out for rain. A few laps later the red flag was displayed.

After a short break the racing continued but a slue of contenders saw there chances of victory go away well before halfway. Kurt Busch was leading the race at halfway when drivers began to pit with rain drops falling.

On lap 97 a huge crash took place sending Kyle Busch onto his roof, at-least 26 cars were involved. After a brief restart cars were called to the pits with Aric Almirola leading.

The win is the first of Almirola’s career and comes 30 years after Richard Petty’s last win at Daytona. The last win for the No. 43 car was April 1999 at Martsinville when John Andretti visited victory lane.

NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Results from Daytona

  1. Aric Almirola
  2. Brian Vickers
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Casey Mears
  5. Austin Dillon
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Michael McDowell
  8. Danica Patrick
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Marcos Ambrose
  11. Terry Labonte
  12. Jeff Gordon
  13. Alex Bowman
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Joey Logano
  18. Brad Keselowski
  19. Matt Kenseth
  20. Michael Waltrip
  21. Michael Annett
  22. David Ragan
  23. Josh Wise
  24. Ryan Newman
  25. Justin Allgaier
  26. Bobby Labonte
  27. Kasey Kahne
  28. Kyle Busch
  29. Greg Biffle
  30. Jamie McMurray
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Ryan Truex
  33. Reed Sorenson
  34. Cole Whitt
  35. David Gilliland
  36. Kyle Larson
  37. Carl Edwards
  38. Trevor Bayne
  39. Kevin Harvick
  40. Tony Stewart
  41. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  42. Jimmie Johnson
  43. AJ Allmendinger

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